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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 5, 2007 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1968-01-17

a brief rough comparison, which I've only begun.

1-17-1968 Spanish Jam is almost twice as long as the 2-14-1968 Spanish Jam

The 1-17 Eleven is lyrically complete, but not the 2-14.
Phil's bass playing is much more audible during The Eleven of 1-17.

1-17 is louder overall than 2-14.

But they're both great shows, and even a warm-up to one of their best ever performances has to be a keeper.

I tried listening to the BryanE recommended 10-10-1976 thx to his really enticing review.

If the Who played that show, my divorcee wife and best friend of the devil were there and even ran into each other in that huge crowd
I didn't go, must have been out of town.

I presume the DP is like night and day to the aud online, as I wasn't overwhelmed though it was listenable and I guess a good representation of where they were at in the mid-'70s.
Jazzy, waterfaucet music, tinkly like.
I couldn't hack a steady diet of that period - my cerebral cortex would dry out!;
No, there's nothing especially irritating to me, so I wouldn't say stuff like this in mixed company, out loud, as that would be darn right rude.

Who am I with my hissy 1968 repeats again and again, but hey, it was fun finding a semi-buried '68 show, a strong warm-up to the Valentine '68 show.

Any more words or reviews about the 3-17-1968 show that recently came out?
A few details or comparisons most welcome.

Is it really worth buying, truly stimulating, super stereo (hiss is ok with me as long as the db range kicks butt).

Is it a departure, from the usual flurry of fantastic 68 energy?

AshesRising, did you get my email link to some rare fuzzed out freak beat garage psych from '67-'72?

The perfect remedy for shattered eardrums and scorched mattresses, etc.

Hope all is cool!

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1968-01-17

Your song comparisons between 1/17/68 and 2/14/68 are right on. The problem with the recording is the LOUD buzzing/humming all through the board which for me makes this show unlistenable. I say "warm-up' quite lierally as the Dead started their "Quick & The Dead" tour only a couple days later, and after finishing up that tour set about opening their new Carousel Ballroom. They also fixed that loud loud hum in the P.A. by the next Carousel gig.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1968-01-17

good points.

It's louder, but it's got a buzz...

well, I don't mind getting a buzz...

see visual for simulated buzz.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Sep 6, 2007 1:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1968-01-17

We can agree on the buzz my friend! Also the 3/17/68 DL is indeed the usual brain-scalding '68 Dead we have both grown to know and to love! The "Caution" alone....well I think you know what I mean. Its the "buzz" !